The SAOCOM-1 mission marked the first time that the company had completed a successful landing of a Falcon 9's first stage back near the launch site - at its West Coast launch site. Boosters are shorter-burning rocket motors/engines that are used alongside the main rockets to augment the space vehicle's takeoff thrust and payload capacity during initial stage launch.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket executed its first on-land touchdown on the West Coast tonight after sending Argentina's SAOCOM 1A satellite into orbit, putting on a show punctuated by a sonic boom for Southern California. "A sonic boom is the sound associated with the shock waves from an aircraft or vehicle traveling faster than the speed of sound". The rocket will be carrying an Argentinian Earth-observing satellite, known as SAOCOM-1A, into orbit.
Atmospheric conditions there are forecast to become more favorable for a tropical depression to form. Most forecast models move this possible tropical system to toward the Gulf Coast - now somewhere between the Alabama and Florida Coast. Areas of North Carolina and SC are still dealing with impact from hurricane flooding in September. There will be some wind shear affecting this storm.
The scientists have pioneered techniques in a process known as "directed evolution", which creates new proteins by using processes which simulate natural selection . "Being a scientist and being awarded the Nobel Prize is the highest accolade you can have". "I'm getting an honor that was earned by a whole bunch of other people", Dr.
Mourou was affiliated with the Ecole Polytechnique of France and the University of MI in the United States , while Strickland, his student, is a professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada. At 96, Ashkin is the oldest person to win a Nobel Prize . The economics victor in 2012, Lloyd Shapley, was 89. They include the first female physics prize victor in 55 years.
NASA said that this issue is completely separate which won't affect the future research. Referring only to Russian media reports, NASA's statement on Wednesday noted that Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian space agency, has said manufacturing defects weren't behind the problem.